Saturday, October 18, 2014
The 90's: The Last Great Decade? Part 3: Politically Incorrect
Part Three: Politically Incorrect
1) Bill Clinton's Sexual Harassment Trial, Monica Lewinsky and Impeachment
--My daughter, whose name is Monica, was 3 years old when all of this hit the fan. She was confused as to why her name kept getting mentioned on TV.
--"It depends on what the meaning of 'is', is."
2) Viral Horror
--The Blair Witch Project
3) Tech Boom
--Steve Jobs returns to Apple after a 10 year absence.
4) Hard Drugs
5) Public Enemy No.1
--Osama Bin Laden attacks two U.S. embassies. On August 7, 1998 truck bombs explode in the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
--Clinton retaliates, but is accused of trying to sidetrack the American people from the Lewinsky scandal.
6) Sit Down Com
--Seinfeld rules the American airwaves. It was the biggest hit of the decade.
--I'm not surprised, since it is one of my all-time favorite shows.
7) The West Wing
--A liberal's fantasy White House
8) The Famous Royal Couple Splits & Diana's Death
--Princess Diana does a tell all interview, which is unheard of in British royalty.
--After going against convention, Princess Diana goes on to become one of the most loved women in the world.
--The world is in shock and mourning when Diana is killed in a car accident. I will never forget that day, because the footage was never ending on the TV. Her funeral is watched by 2.5 billion people.
9) World Trade Organization
--An anti-globalization protest of the WTO in Seattle lasted for 5 days and caused $29 million in damages.
10) The Shooting at Columbine High School
--I will never forget this day, it brought tears to my eyes. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered 14 students and 1 teacher.
11) The Internet Bubble
--Theglobe.com is a sensation overnight. Everyone goes crazy, but then theglobe.com isn't making a profit, so their stock plummets. The bubble bursts and people lose a lot of $.
12) Y2K--The Millenium Bug
--Many people were genuinely freaked out about this and really thought the world was going to come to an end. People stocked up on food and water, etc... I figured if anything really bad happened I'd be dead anyway, so why be psycho about it. I remember that I even forgot about the panic until the day after New Years, and then I realized I was right about not freaking out.
Part One: Great Expectations
Part Two: Friends & Enemies